Tuesday, 10 February 2009

I've gone Decopatch Crazy!

A tired looking hall cabinet was given the Decopatch treatment! - Along with the lamp base and shade, picture frames...and telephone!

Over to the right is a picture of a small lamp where I have cut out some of images to decorate.

A rabbit and animals decorated for Easter..

A plain old boring white lamp and shade decorated with some shapes - for Valentines' night?!

Some wooden and real eggs decorated for Easter -

- Yes, the picture is of an original 1980's Philips Hostess Trolley, that sat sadly and shamefaced in the corner of my dining room...however, now that it has had the 'Decopatch' treatment she is now sitting proudly in centre stage!

Apologies for not blogging recently, but I can fairly and squarely place the blame on my new hobby -'Decopatch'. It is purely and utterly obsessional!
Firstly I must say an enormous thank you to some very special people without whom I wouldn't have come across Decopatch in the first place! - They are Lorna & Alex from my local supplier of Decopatch materials - a delightful shop called Artyfect (http://www.artyfect.com/) in the equally delightful and picturesque village of Lindfield. They have been so incredibly helpful, and I know that if anyone is thinking of taking up this so sooooooothing hobby they will be only be too pleased to assist. All the goodies in the shop are available online - so go and check them out!
Decopatch is a fabulous way to decorate virtually any item, easily and effectively - and what is particularly important at the moment - cheaply too! - Making it fantastic hobby. Decopatch paper comes in a huge range of colours and designs and looks just like an ordinary sheet of tissue paper. However, it has been made in such a way that the colour does not run and despite the sheets looking fairly delicate it is tough. - Not only that - but so easy to clear up and put away too!
To decorate an item you simply tear the paper (small pieces for a small item, larger for a bigger item..) then using the special Decopatch Glue you glue the surface before placing your torn piece of paper, then glue over the top. Then take the next piece and stick it, slightly overlapping the previous piece..and so on . It is so incredibly easy and effective!
Go and try some 'Decopatching' yourselves!
- Molly
Artyfect Limited details as follows:-
Telephone+44 (0) 1444 483849(U.K. time between 09:00 and 17:30 hrs)Fax+44 (0) 1444 483849
Postal Address
Artyfect Limited
43 High Street
West Sussex
RH16 2HN United Kingdom

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

88,059 Clicks & Counting...

Oh dear, this gorgeous vintage gal looks like she is every inch the winner here receiving her prize.. I think I too may be in line for an award, but possibly for the wrong reasons..

You may remember that a month ago I mentioned that I had installed an interesting little gadget on my computer called 'WhatPulse'? Well, my teenage son installed it, most probably to prove that I spend longer on the computer than he does. And before you ask, yes I do..

'WhatPulse' 'counts' how many times you click your mouse, how many key strikes you make - which in turn turns that number into how many 'miles' one has travelled around the world...Yeah, I know, a bit of a silly sort of idea, especially when one is having a full on relationship with their computer like I am..

So, I promised to return one month later with my 'WhatPulse' statistics. - So here goes

97,748 Keystrokes (but that's already out of date given that I am typing right now..) 88,059 Clicks and apparently, I have 'moved' 3.52 miles..

Given that this gadget is installed on my second computer and not the main one , one could possibly think of doubling this amount, Oh dear, that sounds like an awful amount of clicking and keystroking in a space of just one month, no wonder my fingers ache!

Come on, I've declared mine, anyone else out there brave/stupid enough to install WhatPulse and declare theirs?

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Tin Can Housewife

Thank you all so very much for your kind comments following my post about 'Everlasting Headaches'. Yes, it's been a bit of week or two with them, but am glad to say that they seem to have subsided for the time being. I will certainly take onboard some of your helpful suggestions - so for now I will enjoy life until they return.

Life is somewhat busy here...hence the silly piccy. Getting stuck into lots of craftwork (will post some photos in a week or so, but am so pleased with my results!).

Youngest daughter leaving home today :( - so must go and get on with helping to load the car and 'do my bit'.

Speak to you all soon, and thanks once again for all your lovely comments, I promise to catch up with you all very soon.